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story. the latest jobseport and the reaction on wall street this made the dow hit the highest point in more than five years. the dow traded above the 14,000 mark for the first time since october, 2007. and this morning, of course, it was a big day and right now the dow is up 151 points. the new january jobs data shows unemployment has ticked up slightly to 7.9%. analysts say it signals more people are confident enough to rejoin the job market. 157,000 jobs were added in january. critical industries like retail and construction, they saw the biggest gains. joining me now, zacharykarabel and cnbc contributor keith bo boykin. zachary, first, some of them jobs, many i believe over
100,000 in construction and due to the housing market rebounding. >> and if retail gains holdover of christmas. personally i don't want to go too far in the direction of, wow, this is great. this is where -- >> i don't want to use the word great but saying -- when you say more people confident. >> confident. >> yeah. >> this is still very, very slow job recovery. still fewer than five years ago and fewer americans employed than ten years ago and some retirement but i think the fact is we know we're stable now and don't quite know how we get to that point where we're more than stable. >> right. and we know to keep everything in perspective, the unemployment rate has ticked up 7.9 so that keeps anyone from, you know, being too confident. >> that's because more people looking for jobs and not more -- yeah. >> the number goes up there. keith, the headline, i think "the huffington post" said here we are within a tick up of the employment rate and then 28 days from now, austerity measures or
sequestration. the timing of all of this has some wondering if the government is hurting the economy and keeping people from being enthusiastic or excited because of all the milestones with the debt ceiling and next up sequestration. >> i think that's exactly right. you see that for the gdp numbers, for example. fourth quarter gdp numbers down and in large part because of government spending. redust in the military spending because of the draw down in the war but government spending does help the economy. >> right. >> clear that's been the case looking, for example, at great britain. they're in the double-dip recession right now doing the same austerity measures republicans oppose and we have had 6.1 million new jobs added in this economy and i think that the problems are we have to invest in education, make sure people have opportunities and make sure that the government doesn't pull back right now. >> what we also know is there are republicans who still strongly say and assert that the
stimulus did not work and they do not believe in exactly what you just said. >> economists, the majority of those interviewed by "wall street journal" believes the stimulus works. 3 million jobs because of the stimulus and other thing is about the education thing i mentioned before. the unemployment rate for people with college degrees are higher is 3.7%. unemployment rate for people who don't have high school diplomas, 12%. education matters. why exactly would we want to cut investment in our infrastructure and education at this time? >> zachary, let's play what alan krueger said. he was on with chuck todd earlier talking about the politics of what we're watching as it relates to this recovery. let me play it, please. >> you have a pretty good jobs report and i know, you know, i know what you'll probably say on that. good but trend lines, all this stuff. we have this conversation every
month. but i want to ask you more about the gdp numbers because it has all of the positive indicators and government brought it down. government gridlock. so is washington the biggest problem for the economy? >> i think certainly a major risk that we face is that washington can make mistakes. xwr gridlock in congress. failing to take the steps to put us on a sustained budget. bring down the deficits in a balanced, responsible way. >> is washington the biggest problem for the economy? >> i think clearly it is a major headwind. it spends a lot of money ineffectively. you can say that whether you're a conservative or a liberal. a source of job loss. in spite of conservative harping of government occupying too much, there's 1.5 million job shed from state and local government. a lot of those are teachers, first responders. and the inability of the
government to put capital in motion and $3 trillion plus in spending in any way effectively is not doing any of us any particular good. the only happening decent right now in terms of growth tends to be what's going on ex-government and that doesn't mean that government couldn't do a lot better but washington isn't. >> let's talk about what's happening on wall street as the banner says, main street versus wall street or main street and wall street depending on your perspective. sometimes it does feel like it's a us against them scenario but the dow now over 14,000 mark. still with the millions of people looking for jobs, zachary. >> first of all, while this is graed headlines. dow hits new highs, it is where it was almost six years ago and back to where we were in 2007. that is not like things are great because we have taken sick years to get back to the high point we were and the other side of it is, wall street is focused on no more crisis and insofar as
there suspect crisis in companies, stocks are doing well but that's very little to do with whether or not the overall economy is doing as well. >> go ahead. >> i think i see an it differently. in march of 2009, the dow hit a low point of 6,600 and now at 14,000. in 2013, 4 years later. that's 100% return but the other part is there's a disconnect of wall street and main street because corporate profits have been at record highs for past several years. >> still holding on to billions of dollars. >> but they're not spending that money. on the sidelines and not spending and we are just not seeing that in the main street level. >> zachary, people thought after the election that would change. >> yeah. >> and it -- >> i think that was a mistake. >> to believe this? >> companies using the uncertainty line. washington uncertainty keeping us from spending. companies doing well outside the united states and reflected when they trade in the united states
but they weren't spending domestically for investment because they didn't feel they'd make money spending the money. >> the whole issue of the uncertainty and people don't know if the taxes increase that's smoke and mirrors of wall street? >> convenient excuse. they're not spending money because they just haven't believed to make money spending it. >> the purpose of business is not to create jobs. it is to create profits and the line we had last year in the debate in the election was just a farce. if you can make money in your bottom line every quarter and not have to hire as many people, why would you hire more people? >> right. >> because they realize they can make more with less so the idea the corporations get more money and reduce taxes, hire people is not connected with reality. it is not the way business operates. >> buy a robot instead of hire ten people which is exactly what companies do. >> plenty of companies have done
th that. thank you very much. we have new information on the embassy attack on turkey. at least two people are dead. several injured. we have the latest on what the white house calling an act of terror. and after being criticized by religious groups, for the contraception mandate in the health care law, the white house issues a new proposal making it easier for churches and other religious institutions to get an exemption. we'll get reaction of women's right advocate joining us live. join our conversation on twitter. you can find me@tamronhall and@news nation. scott brown will not run in the special election to replace john kerry. in a statement brown said he did not want to launch a third senate campaign in less than four years. this leaves republicans without a top candidate for the job. the primary set for april. the general election is in june. to the best vacation spot on earth.
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developing now, new information in to who may have been behind a suicide bomb attack at the u.s. embassy in turkey. within the past few hours, the white house reacted calling the attack a, quote, act of terror. officials say an embassy guard was killed when the bomb set off at the security checkpoint. >> right now, we are all dealing with our sadness at the loss of our fellow member of our embassy. we salute his bravery, his service to turkey and to turkish american friendship. our hearts go out to his family. >> nbc's kir joins us now.
they're examined security cameras. what else are saying about the search for who's responsibility? >> that's right. smoke rising from the area and a heavily damaged door. we understand that the bomber and one other has been killed according to turkish interior ministry officials. it happened around 1:15 local time. near the first x-ray machine. managed to get to the first machine leading to the visa section and then detonated. the u.s. embassy saying one of those killed the guard at the gate and the turkish prime minister describing the attack saying we need to fight against those terrorist elements. now, some in the turkish government suggesting that this is the responsibility of an illegal leftist group, possibly called the revolutionary people's party. as you say, the white house saying it is clearly an act of
terror. tamron, americans are advised not to visit the consulate in istanbul or the embassy until further notice. because, of course, what many people will be thinking is that there's echos the attack in libya on the embassy there and the killing of ambassador christopher stevens. >> thank you very much. let's bring in bob windrum in studio. you heard him report that the turkish interior minister said it's likely connected to leftist militant group. >> it's a violent group, been on the u.s. terrorist watch list since 2007, 2008. it is carried out suicide bombings going back to 2001. wanted to use them against tu turkish authorities. this is a marki isist leninist
group. its flag is hammer and sickle. it is not an islamist group and this may have been in retaliation to turkish government raids last month against many of its members. >> turkish government raids. why then target the u.s. embassy at this particular time? >> this is a very anti-american, anti-western imperialism group and it has gone after the u.s. in the past. the only u.s. citizen killed during the 1991 gulf war by terrorists killed by this group. a businessman strapped to his chair, shot to death in his -- and then various slogans written on the walls of his office in blood. this is a very, very violent group. >> all right. thank you very much, bob, for your insight in to the group, at least the turkish minister and other officials believed could be connected to this embassy attack. thank you. >> thank you.
>> we have developing news and protesters in cairo converged on the presidential palace there. they're throwing molotov cocktails and stones at the palace for hours. we have images showing what's going on. you see there morsi issued a statement condemning the violence. his spokesperson is now warning security forces will fight back to protect state property. joining me now from cairo, nbc news foreign correspondent aman mohadene. what's the latest there? >> reporter: good afternoon. for several hours now, police pushing protesters back outside the presidential palace. let's try to set the scene a little bit. because it's really all about the timing that surprised so many people. earlier today, there were calls for large protests, demonstrations as we have seen all week long and called for by major political forces and called on to be peaceful and no violence whatsoever.
when they arrived, the police was not on the outside of the palace walls. no military there and relatively peaceful protest and then all of a sudden they started to throwing molotov cocktails. a portion of the presidential palace we could see did catch on fire. that was extinguished. shortly after that, riot police pushed out of the presidential palace and started firing teargas at the protesters and the scene around it remains very chaotic. tremendous amount of mayhem there. dozens of protesters injured but a lot of political forces condemning the violence and questions as to how the peaceful protest once again turned violent. it's also triggered spontaneous outbursts of protests behind us here in downtown cairo. another march under way. expected to be a long night across the capital. >> a spokesperson for morsi warning that security forces
will fight back to protect state property. what options or what does that specifically mean in pushing back? we know certainly the anger and hostility especially at morsi and any pushback from him could turn this from violence seeing now to something far more explosive and fightening. >> absolutely. you know, there's a growing sense of frustration among many egyptians angered by how violent many of the protests are. so the police today have been asked by not only the presidency but other political forces to use force. egypt's police force is notorious for using brutal techniques, sometimes live ammunition, killing protest earls as we saw in the revolution. the fear is that the police because they're not well equipped, not well trained when they use statements like that coming out of the presidential palace they'll use decisive
force, it could mean more bloodshed. it scares a lot of people across the country. right now the police using teargas, rubber bullets to keep the protesters at bay but we have seen it does violent and deadly very quickly sometimes. >> thank you very much, ayman. coming up, nate silver applauded for his accuracy of the presidential election but what does he say about the big game sunday? that's just one of the things we thought you should know. but first, another member of president obama's first cabinet is moving on. energy secretary chu says he's leaving. he will stay on until the successor is confirmed. we'll be right back. becoming a fulltime indoor cat wasn't easy for atti. but he had purina cat chow indoor. he absolutely loved it. and i knew he was getting everything he needed to stay healthy indoors.
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welcome back. another story developing today. the obama administration provise posed revised rules to be exempt
from free contraception as part of the health insurance plans. white house correspondent kristin welker joins us now. we got the heads up from the first read team this is coming down and now official word. what's the proposed change here? >> reporter: well, tamron, the bottom line is that employers now only need to meet one requirement to be considered a religious employer as compared to four. which was the initial proposal so as you pointed out it makes it easier for employers to be considered religious. this represents a compromise to some extent on the part of the obama administration. they are allowing employers to opt out of that provision that would basically provide contraceptive coverage to employees. at the same time allowing employees to get that coverage without paying a co-pay by dealing directly with the insurance company. the details of who shoulders this cost still a little bit murky but that really is the compromise that has been hammered out.
here's what white house press secretary jay carney had to say a little bit earlier on today. >> in outlining it, he set two important criteria. we had to ensure that women have access to preventive services like contraception and the policy respects religious beliefs. those guidelines, those criteria, have been followed by the department in promulgating this proposed rule and as part of that process there's more comment that will be taken on it. >> reporter: now, we also have a statement from hhs secretary kathleen sebelius saying today the administration is taking the next step in providing women across the nation with coverage of recommended preventive cost at no cost and respecting religious concerns. we'll continue to work with faith-based organizations, insurers and others to achieve these goals. now, reaction starting to trickle in, tamron. it is a bit mixed.
some say it's a positive step. you have the u.s. conference of catholic bishops to review what specifically this means. you have the faith research counsel coming out and saying it does not go far enough toward protecting their religious liberties so reaction still coming in. this is a heated issue, tamron. there's a period of public discussion through april 8th. tamron? >> thank you very much. joining me now, women's right advocate sandra fluke. she testified that they should have a mandate to cover contraceptive. thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> i'm sure you heard our reporter say there's a mixed bag. planned parenthood said it's quote optimistic about the new regulations or change here. you also have narol, today's regulation affirmed the commitment to fulfilling the
full promise of the historic policy thanks to the commitment, most american women will get birth control coverage without extra expense. what is your reaction? >> this is really just another step in the administration's process of clarifying how women will have access to the important health care service and makes clear that houses of worship will not be covered if they have a religious objection and that religiously affiliated organizations like universities and non-profits potentially will have coverage offered to the female employees and students via the insurance company and the religiously affiliated institution don't need to be involved and meet it is criteria of women accessing the health care they need and not infringing on any potential religious concerns. >> the statement of cardinal timothy dolan, the president of the u.s. conference of catholic bishops said we welcome the opportunity to study the
proposed regulations closely. we look forward to issuing a more details statement later. but when you see the mixed group from both sides showing if you will again the word planned parenthood used optimism, along the lines of what the obama administration said that they wanted. all voices to come together and to come up with a reasonable solution here that would not infringe on a religion and also keep women protected and you had those i guess attempting to enflame this as a war on religion and the other things that were accused. when we talked with you and when you became a household name at the beginning of this story. >> yeah. this is just another step in what the administration has said that they wanted to do, which you're exactly right. to find a path forward to cover health care without infringing on a potential concern. and i think what's important to note is some of the folks continuing to object to this policy are actually worried about employer who is are
private companies not religiously affiliated employers in any way but the boss has a particular religious concern and they want to deny their employees particular types of health care. if you take a step back and think about that, that's you work at a restaurant, you work at a store and your boss is able to deny you leukemia coverage or blood transfusions or any number of medical concerns someone might have an objection to and the folks objecting have very extreme ideas about religious freedom and employee health care. >> thank you for your time. a great pleasure to have you on as a guest. thank you. >> thank you. coming up, a live picture as secretary of state hillary clinton prepares to deliver farewell remarks to the state department. we'll bring you the live event. everyone seems to have the cell phone in place. probably means she is nearing the door there. we'll bring you the event, of course. and there's a lot going on today. here's some things we just
thought you should know. the city of new orleans ready to party and play ball for the super bowl this weekend. the baltimore ravens taking on san francisco 49ers. everyone's calling it the har-bowl. a reporter asked coaching broerts jim and john if they'd consider a postgame hug instead of a hand shake. >> i have given no consideration to it. not for one second, jerry. have you, jim? >> i have not. >> i love the contrast in their outfits there. "the new york times" number cruncher nate silver written about the super bowl pick. he did not come -- didn't come right out and pick the 49ers but he wrote, while the 49ers had the better offense and defense, the ravens had the best special teams in the league this year. so it's worth mentioning, a month ago, he predicted the patriots and seahawks in the super bowl. that's what he said then. mitt romney's campaign
quietly gave $90,000 to the red cross at the end of november. the donation made about a month after hurricane sandy hit the east coast. and rivera for senate? he said he's thinking about running for the senate in jersey. as a republican. those are the things we just thought you should know. i'm being told that hillary clinton arrived. she is now at the state department after the final meetings at the white house. being greeted by staffers there. this is her last day on the job and it was a quote indicated that she would not be sure of what she is planning, you know, waking up without a job for first time in so many years but as andrea mitchell and others stated, this perhaps is not for long. let's listen in. >> from that first day on, you have touched the lives of millions and millions of people around the world. you have left a profoundly positive mark on american foreign policy and done enormous good for all of us and for the
country we serve. we will miss you deeply. but none of us -- but none of us will ever forget your extraordinary leadership and each of us wil always be deeply proud to say that we served in hillary clinton's state department. and so, now it's my great honor to introduce one last time, the 67th secretary of state of the united states of america, hillary rodham clinton. >> oh.
thank you. thank you. oh. well, just standing here looking out at all of you, the people i have been honored to serve and lead and work with over the last four years is an incredible experience. when i came in to this building as the secretary of state four years ago, and received such a warm welcome, i knew there was something really special about this place. and that having the honor to lead the state department and usaid would be unique and singular, exciting and challenging. it has been all of those things and so much more.
i cannot fully express how grateful i am to those with whom i have spent many hours here in washington, around the world and in airplanes. but i'm proud of the work we have done to elevate diplomacy and development, to serve the nation we all love, to understand the challenges, the threats and the opportunities that the united states faces and to work with all our heart and all of our might to make sure that america is secure, that our interests are promoted and our values are respected. as i look back over these past four years, i am very proud of the work we have done together.
of course, we live in very complex and even dangerous times as we saw again just today at our embassy in ankara where we were attacked and lost one of our foreign service nationals and others injured. but i spoke with the ambassador and the team there. i spoke with my turkish counterpart and i told them how much we valued their commitment and their sacrifice. i know that the world we are trying to help bring in to being in the 21st century will have many difficult days.
but i am more optimistic today than i was when i stood here four years ago because i have seen day after day the many contributions that our diplomats and development experts are making to help insure that this century provides the kind of peace, progress and prosperity that not just the united states but the entire world especially young people so richly deserve. i am very proud to have been secretary of state. i will miss you. i will probably be dialing ops just to talk. i will wonder what you all are doing because i know that
because of your efforts day after day we are making a real difference. but i leave this department confident. confident about the direction we have set, confident that the process of the qddr which we started for the first time has enabled us to ask hard questions about what we do, how we do and whether we can do it even better. because state and aid have to always be learning organizations. we owe it to ourselves, we owe it to the president, we owe it to the american people. and so, i will be an advocate from outside for the work that you continue to do here and at a.i.d. so it's been quite a challenging week saying good-bye to so many
people. and knowing that i will not have the opportunity to continue being part of this amazing team. but i am so grateful that we have had a chance to contribute in each of our ways to making our country and our world stronger, safer, fairer and better. those of you who are staying, as many of you will, please know that i hope you will redouble your efforts to do all that you can to demonstrate unequivocally why diplomacy and development are right up there with defense. how when we think about who we are as americans, it's because we are united and committed
across our government to do whatever is required to fulfill the missions we have assumed as public officials and public serva serva servants. so next week i would expect that all of you will be as focused and dedicated for secretary kerry as you have been for me. and that you will continue to serve president obama and our nation with the same level of professionalism and commitment that i have seen firsthand. on a personal basis, let me wish all of you the very best whether you've been here a week or 30 or even 40 years, pat. let me give you the very best
wishes that i can because i'm proud to have been a part of you. i leave thinking of the nearly 70,000 people that i was honored to serve and lead as part of a huge extended family. and i hope that you will continue to make yourselves, make me and make our country proud. thank you all and god bless you. >> hillary clinton's farewell to the state department workers you see there. being joined by ambassador nicholas burns, former u.s. undersecretary of state and andrea mitchell host of "andrea mitchell reports" and correspondent. andrea's joining us by phone. andrea, you conducted that interview with secretary clinton and heard he say to advocate for
the agency from the outside. what do you believe her life will be like in the immediate future? what does hillary clinton do? you can hear the applause there behind. i'm not sure we're able to talk with andrea. i'll bring in ambassador burns. ambassador burns, let me ask you from a different perspective the question that i'd posed to andrea. you see the impact that hillary clinton has had on the state department workers but she mentioned even today you have an attack on a u.s. embassy in turkey. putting it all in perspective, what she sees as the accomplishments of the state department and the struggles still ahead. what kind of an impact did she have in the time there? >> first of all, she was speaking from the state department in washington. she is beloved and the u.s. foreign service. she has the loyalty of that building.
she has stood up for the diplomats time and time again and made a case in the farewell speech that diplomacy should be front and center so i think she leaves that legacy. in addition, she's done two things that were very different for a secretary of state. she has put development in to the picture as a major priority. what we do to assist poorer countries of the world and stood up for women. some people have diminished that but for the united states secretary of state to say that promoting the role of women worldwide to be leaders globally, that's a revolutionary thing and i think that's going to have a lasting impact and finally i would say she has redefined american power in asia with the opening to burma, myanmar and stood up in the difficult conversations with the chinese, stood up in support of the peaceful resolutions in the south china sea and secretary clinton is a memorable, outstanding secretary of state and many people's minds. i think she deserves enormous
credit for what she's done. >> andrea, are you there? >> hello? >> are you there? this is katherine, her producer. >> how are you? >> great, katherine. we're waiting to get andrea on the phone. we're on air. let me go back to the ambassador here. we can, of course, talk about the accomplishments, ambassador burns, of hillary clinton in this respect. but you and i both know that many people are looking at this image and they're visualizing a couple of years from now and these are not state department workers clamoring for a hand shake. they're people who are supporting her run for presidency. what do you believe at least is looking that far ahead? you are an insider. you know a lot about the clinton family. both the former president and the secretary of state. >> oh, i think it's impossible to answer that question. only secretary clinton knows,
obviously, what she intends to do in the future. observing both president clinton and secretary clinton, she is a unique person in our society. having been first lady, having been a senator of one of the most important states, a presidential candidate and now a really unique secretary of state. there's no one like her in hour society. i think she can do whatever she wants to do in the future. i hope for one she'll stay in public life because i think she's such a great leader. >> some of the last images of hillary clinton, the testimony at the hearing regarding benghazi and her being applauded by many the way she handled the tough questions, her directness that was equal to the directness of some of the senators including rand paul saying he would have fired her and intriguing i think in her exit, so-called exit interviews. many people asked about mistakes in the past, some presidents others
have not. she instantly went to benghazi as a mistake. as something that went wrong under her leadership of the state department. will that linger if you will on her legacy as there are still questions that have not been answered? >> well, it will certainly be part of her record and it has to be. she has stood up and taken full responsibility many times including in those very dramatic hearings on capitol hill of last week. obviously, that was a black day for the foreign service to lose four fine public servants. and so, the state department needs to internalize the lessons of benghazi and move forward but not think that defining the entire record, four years, a million miles traveled. improvement of the america's reputation in the world. she and president obama have accomplished that. and i think the reinforcement of the american strategic position
in east asia, i think this is a very fine record for her to be proud of for many years to come. >> ambassador nick burns, thank you so much for your time. greatly appreciate you joining us to see that historic moment and watch hillary clinton's last day at the state department. >> thank you. >> obviously so many thousands of workers who love her dearly. remembering former new york city mayor koch. the outspoken, quick witted leader credited with lifting the city died this morning. we ee'll get reaction. ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios
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to ed koch for a long time because he really made this city what it is today and his successes have been building their years on him. ed was the quintessential mayor. >> nbc's ron allen has more on ed koch's life. >> hi! >> reporter: ed koch was a quintessential new yorker and one of the city's most popular and outspoken politicians. known for his no nonsense in your face colorful personality and the trademark question asked of friends and foes alike, even on "saturday night live." >> how'm i doing? >> reporter: he was born to polish-jewish immigrants in the bronx, new york, 1934. drafted out of college by the army to serve in world war ii. returning home, he began climbing the political ladder. a lifelong democrat who served on new york city counsel and three terms in the congress and
in 1977 he became new york's 105th mayor, a job koch often said he wanted for life. koch took over a city facing financial crisis and credited with saving it if disaster. he was mayor 12 years and spirited, irreverent and rarely if ever boring. >> thank you. >> reporter: in 1982, he lost a democratic primary for governor to long time rival mario cuomo. >> i promised i would never run for governor again -- >> you promised that before. >> right. >> reporter: in 1989, he lost his bid for an unprecedented fourth term as mayor to the city's first african-american mayor. >> don't feel sorry for me. believe me, there is a life after the mayoralty. >> reporter: he never married or had children. after leaving office, koch endured a stroke, heart attack and quadruple bypass surgery and wrote more than a dozen books,
became an enthusiastic twitter user and came in to the homes of many americans as the judge on "the people's court." >> judgment for the plaintiff. >> reporter: one former new york mayor said he wouldn't wish the position on his worst enemy. but koch said it's the greatest job anyone could ever have. >> that was ron allen reporting for us. and we'll be right back. sometimes what we suffer from is bigger than we think ... like the flu. with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source. so don't wait. call your doctor right away.
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